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Margaret Jane "Marge" Johnson Braun
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Birth: Sep. 23, 1889
Chehalis
Lewis County
Washington, USA
Death: May 27, 1980
Gladstone
Clackamas County
Oregon, USA

Marge Johnson was reared at Milwaukie, Oregon, and received her formal education in the schools of Clackamas County. In 1905, at 15, she earned her first wages as a midway concession operator at Portland's newly built Oaks Park fair.

Marge had no children with her first husband, Harry Allen, a U. S. Navy machinist who traditionally is believed to have drowned in San Francisco Bay circa 1911. The following year Marge married Charlie Braun, a former shipmate of her first husband and an affable New Jersey native who had entered the U. S. Navy in 1906. During his 25-year career Charlie earned numerous promotions, and in time advanced in rank from machinist to lieutenant. Marge, as an officer's wife, was permitted to travel with Charlie on many of his globe-girdling voyages. Following World War I, the couple toured the Far East with the Pacific Fleet and made memorable visits to exotic ports-of-call in China, Siam (now Thailand), The Philippines, and Japan. A disabling injury forced Charlie to relinquish his commission in 1931, and afterward he and Marge lived at Milwaukie, Oregon. Their only child, a daughter, died in infancy.

In the early 1930's Marge began a 20-year term of employment with Oregon Worsted Company, a Portland fabric mill. During her career she became active in a textile labor union, and for some years served as her local's shop steward at Oregon Worsted. She spent most of her long widowhood in Milwaukie, Oregon, and in her advanced years lived with several of her sisters, who helped care for her. In 1978 Marge entered a rest home at Gladstone, Clackamas County, Oregon. She died at 90. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Isaac Johnson (1858 - 1943)
  Margaret Ann McCann Johnson (1864 - 1956)
 
 Spouses:
  Harry L Allen (1882 - ____)*
  Charles Valentine Braun (1883 - 1943)*
 
 Children:
  Margaret Olivia Braun (1917 - 1918)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Leo Johnson (1885 - 1961)*
  James Leroy Johnson (1887 - 1964)*
  Margaret Jane Johnson Braun (1889 - 1980)
  Sarah Eugenie Johnson Large (1892 - 1967)*
  Olivia Ethel Johnson Conner (1894 - 1986)*
  Frances Lillian Johnson Leedham (1898 - 1988)*
  Amy Martha Johnson Smith (1903 - 1996)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Gethsemani Catholic Cemetery
Harmony
Clackamas County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Section 3, Row 35, Plot 6
 
Created by: EGF
Record added: Mar 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86405485
Margaret Jane Marge <i>Johnson</i> Braun
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Margaret Jane Marge <i>Johnson</i> Braun
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